Change in Homeless Services

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Catholic Charities will continue providing homeless services and sheltering as follows:

•    Samaritan Center, 380 South Main Street, Elmira NY 14904, 607-734-4898,
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm all homeless shelter intakes, assessments, and placements for shelter housing will be completed at the Samaritan Center.

•   Elmira Police Department, 317 East Church Street, Elmira NY 14901, guests seeking emergency shelter after normal business hours, mentioned above, should be directed to the Elmira Police Department, where a Catholic Charities’ Homeless Intake Support Specialist will determine the guests’ needs and identify appropriate sheltering options.

•   The Catholic Charities emergency shelter phone number will not change, and any providers wishing to speak with a Homeless Intake Support Specialist should call 607-732-5954 during non-business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Collectively, the County and Catholic Charities will be looking to have a new shelter approved before the end of the year. The shelter being considered is a dormitory-style setting. As that is approved, we will keep you informed.